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You row a boat perpendicular to the shore of a river that flows at 2.5 m/s. The velocity of your boat is 4.5 m/s relative to the water.

(a) What is the velocity of your boat relative to the shore?

(b) What is the component of your velocity parallel to the shore?

(c) What is the component of your velocity perpendicular to the shore?

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  1. (a) v^2 = 2.5^2 + 4.5^2
    (b) 2.5
    (c) 4.5

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